- Series: Sons Of Temptation Standalone Trilogy
- Paperback: 350 pages
- Publisher: Virtual Acquisitions; 1st edition (May 12, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0615936113
- ISBN-13: 978-0615936116
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (89 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #628,338 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Within Temptation (Sons Of Temptation Standalone Trilogy) Paperback – May 12, 2014
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Within Temptation is a taut, intelligent, polished romantic suspense. And with a beautiful balance between a murder mystery, family secrets, and a budding romance between two childhood friends…As a romantic suspense this is impressive. As a debut it's amazing. Put this one on your TBR. Highly recommended for fans of romantic suspense/mysteries and contemporary romance. (4 1/2 stars) -- Jill's Reviews
This was a well-paced suspense novel with a little angsty romance thrown in. It is well written and keeps you turning the pages. Just enough information is doled out to keep the reader on the edge of her seat surmising and rethinking 'whodunnit';. I love a mystery that actually surprises me at the end without leaving me thinking that there was too much of a leap and too few clues to lead to that conclusion. Do you love small town drama? Do you love a good mystery? Do you love a good romance with a HEA? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this book is for you! -- Julie (4 stars),Nerd Girl Reviews
I was hooked from the first page of the book to the last page of the book and even then I wanted more...The twists, turns and storyline went in directions that the reader couldn't imagine and that made the book even better, there are not too many books that leave a reader unable to predict what is going to happen next, I truly appreciate a book that can do this for me. Pick this one up soon, as I am sure it won't disappoint or leave you scratching your head over what was going on. Enjoy this read, as I know that I did. -- Stephenee (5 stars),Nerd Girl Reviews
The author does a really good job of taking what I perceived to an impossible situation for this couple to overcome realistically, and make the outcome believable. Definitely not an easy task. The mixing points of view actually work really well to build the story which is definitely not an easy task to accomplish and I would never have pegged this as a debut novel had I not known. A fantastic blend of steamy and suspense. -- Melanie (4 stars) ,Nerd Girl Reviews
THIS IS A DEBUT? INCREDIBLE. I LOVED THIS. It was the best RS I've read to date. It had me hanging on every word, breath, shadow...looking for an answer to solve the ridiculously good and absorbing mystery of a wrongfully accused man and a woman viciously murdered at his supposed hands…This book had everything and the sexy time was done right. I don't like multiple pages of sex where the scenes become more about endurance and shock value than good ole' fashioned sensuality. TH writes her sexy time with a fierce and focused rawness. It reminded me of Linda Howard where the sexy time makes a much larger impact because of the way it's written not how long it is. Tons of sexual tension...lots, I loved that build up. (5 stars) -- Choice Book Reviews
About the Author
Bestselling Author Tanya Holmes is a Golden Leaf double-finalist, a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart finalist, a recipient of the Maggie Award, the MICA Award, as well as Overall Winner of the Sandy Haddad Award and a two-time finalist and one-time winner of The Emily (Best of the Best). She's happily married with children and loves reading, writing and a good cup of coffee---but not necessarily in that order.
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Top Customer Reviews
The characters are flawed, I’ll give you that, but they are deep and exciting. Tracemore is just returning to town after 12 years in jail for murder. Shannon is the grown up version of the young girl he left when he went away. The story is told from both points of view and flows seamlessly.
This it the first book in the Sons of Temptation stand alone trilogy and I love that it is a complete story with a full beginning, middle, and end. For all the angst and mystery, there is a very happy happily ever after for our couple.
Tanya Holmes has a way of writing that just keep you glued and wanting. The sex is steamy and adds to the storyline. Don’t miss this one if you like the murder-mystery angle. I can’t wait to read the next book about Trace’s brother.
This is a mystery book with romance thrown in. I found it to be an edge of your seat read. I read this in an afternoon and loved every minute of it.
Trace has just been released from prison. Shannon helped put him there. What happens when these two meet again? How does Trace deal with out if prison. Shannon's life is literally thrown upside down. Oh my dayz you just gotta 1-click this brilliant story and read what I can't spill.
I highly recommend this read. Looking forward to reading more in this series.
Trace is bitter and resentful. He always protested his innocence. This is set in the town of Temptation. Shannon is now engaged to the town's eligible bachelor and is a successful Realtor.
She was 14 when Trace was sent to prison. He was 18. They always had a connection and that connection was still there.
It was Didi who mentioned that this read like a Linda Howard book - yes, it did. And that is perfectly fine with me. If I was the author, I would be delighted to be compared to the fantastic Ms Howard. I know the setting is contemporary but it had a sort of “olde worlde” feel to me, like it was set many years ago. Also sort of like the older Sandra Brown novels that I have just discovered. “Atmospheric” Not sure why but, as I said I was not complaining as I am a fan of those sort of books.
I started the book and then stopped to read something else and found it a bit hard to get back into it. But once I was about half way through, it all started happening. The lies, the deceit, the sexual tension, the bitterness.
This is a "Debut novel” and I must say I was very impressed with it.
Of course with small town life, memories do not fade quickly and Trace is shunned when he returns. Shannon has always felt she had to hold herself higher than others because of her mother's reputation.
I am a bit of a sucker for opposites attracting. He is from the wrong side of the tracks. Her family is like royalty in the town.
I must say the sex scenes were fairly smokin' hot. Just like I like 'em!
There were also a lot of songs and music references in the book which I love…. She didn’t mention The Boss but as she does not really know me, I will let her off …. This time.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Technically this book is fine. The writing is fine - no grammar mistakes, no typos, nothing to make you roll...Read more
which he did and I was sooooo happy for it..Read more
Shannon's mother was murdered when she was a young girl and Shannon put her friend Trace in jail...Read more